A study on Wednesday from the Stoke White Investigations (SWI) was made public, which mentioned about 450 violent occurrences in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In addition to 30 allegations of sexual assault and 1,500 reports of pellet guns, the report said, “India is silencing journalism and Human Rights in Kashmir,” adding that there had been 100 cases of forced disappearances.
In order to provide evidence of Indian war crimes, the Legal Forum for Kashmir (LFK) and the British-based investigating body, the SWI, released a report on human rights abuses in IIOJK at the Islamabad Press Club. A dossier on India’s persecution of Kashmiri journalists and human rights advocates in IIOJK was also made public.
Senator Mushahid Hussain spoke at the event and noted that the investigative report brought international attention to India’s tactic of putting down journalists and human rights advocates in the IIOJK.
He continued by saying that the report also names the cops who harassed and imprisoned journalists and human rights advocates.
“The effort of the LFK and the SWI unit to document the war crimes committed by the Indian authorities is commendable,” said the senator, and added, “Indian massacres in occupied Kashmir are similar to Israel’s illegal actions against the Palestinians.”
A prominent leader of the Kashmiri Hurriyat, Mashaal Mullick, applauded the joint report on Indian abuses of journalists and human rights advocates at the time. She called India the modern-day devil and demanded that all of India’s breaches of IIOJK’s human rights be documented.
Mullick asked the Pakistani media to concentrate on investigation and fact-based reporting of human rights abuses in IIOJK. She claimed, according to black colonial laws, “Kashmiri journalists and human rights defenders are being intimidated and arbitrarily detained”.